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Alcohol support

Charged with Drink Driving

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PurpleDaisy2114 · 01/09/2019 15:23

Hi all- I should have joined this thread much sooner. I have been charged. With drink driving and have a pending court date. I can't believe it has taken this to make me wake up to my behaviour. The alcohol consumption has been increasing last few months and whenever I'm out I'm always the most drunk, I don't know when to stop.
I like how alcohol makes me feel, the way it turns off all the voices and thoughts and stops me being so awkward and self conscious. I definitely self- medicate but after spending a night in a police cell the stark reality has really hit me. I could have killed somebody. What was I thinking.
I'm not sure how to start to piece things back together. I have a family- dh and 2 children.

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PurpleDaisy2114 · 24/05/2020 15:47

Just wanted to add that I have been sober now for almost 2 months.

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Longlockdown · 25/05/2020 07:31

Well done. I hope it goes well.


Teetotallyimperfect · 25/05/2020 07:43

That is great news, @PurpleDaisy2114. How have you found it? Are you doing it on your own or with a support group?


PurpleDaisy2114 · 25/05/2020 07:59

Thank you. Have been seeing local addiction support monthly and joined some social media groups, got an app which have all helped.

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PurpleDaisy2114 · 25/05/2020 08:01

I find it hard. The first two weeks I felt a sense of relief but then my anxiety massively increased and I guess I started to feel all the emotions I had used alcohol to numb. Also wasn't expecting the sweet cravings.
I've read the joy of being sober and am reading the naked mind too and those books have really helped me less alone with it.

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StillGardening · 25/05/2020 08:06

You should be really proud because I think lockdown must be a particularly hard time to go sober. Congratulations - keep going !


Blackdog19 · 25/05/2020 08:19

Well done @PurpleDaisy2114. You’ve done brilliantly especially during lockdown


bettybluebees · 25/05/2020 08:33

Well done Daffodil


Brenna24 · 25/05/2020 09:14

Well done.


ModConnie · 25/05/2020 14:53

That’s excellent - well done you.


PeartreeProductions · 25/05/2020 18:04

Wel done OP Daffodil

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